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Mental health of immigrants depends on how they spend their money: research suggests

Most people who shift to other countries do so for the prospect of acquiring financial security. Financially, most immigrants are better off in the destination country than they were in their home countries. However, does wealth secure happiness? A new research study shows that the happiness of immigrants depends upon how well they are spending their money and whether they have enough money to combat the loneliness and isolation that they experience in the new country. Migrants do not feel accepted or included in their host countries. In this research, the participants repeatedly said that they felt lonely and left out no matter how much they wanted to blend in. Contrary to the previous research studies that argued that contentment and happiness came from experiential purchases, the new research suggests that they can come from material purchases. This is because these purchases enable people to connect better with the culture of the destination country.

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